A random attack by a stray dog left Scott with nasty wounds on his leg and hands. Feral dogs are a problem across Mexico, and thousands of strays roam city streets and beaches. Scott had been walking back to his hotel via the beach and was suddenly set upon by the pack of snarling strays. The dogs were so aggressive that they did not stop attacking Scott until a local intervened and helped to scare them away. The friendly local washed Scott’s wounds and applied an improvised bandage, but Scott knew that he needed to find proper medical care. He was also worried about rabies, which was common among street dogs. When he called his travel insurance provider for advice, Scott was directed to a nearby medical centre for treatment and a rabies vaccination. His insurer covered the medical costs.